Hi, I just got the game, at first install. The game worked flawlessly, I played it for about an hour and then went to dinner. Quitting the game and leaving my pc on.
When I came back I clicked on the shortcut, the DVD spun up, it started to load but then the screen went black for less then a second and it crashed back to desktop without any error message or warning. I didnt change any settings for files from when I first installed/played it.
After reading around the forum I tried a few "fixes".
First I ran the repair option from the installer and then re-applied the patches. Didn't work.
Then I cleared up some room on my hard drive to get it up to 15% free. Defragged, set my paging file to 4096 min and max and cleared temp folders. Didn't work.
I uninstalled it, re-installed it. Re-applied patches, still wont start.
I uninstalled/ re-installed, re-patched again and re-installed dx 9.0c. Didn't work.
The thing that baffles me is why did it just stop starting when it worked perfectly the first time with no problems at all, solid 60 fps with very little stutter.
Windows XP Pro, SP 2 all updates
AMD AThalon 64 3800+
nVidia 8600 GTS 256mb, latest drivers (may 07)
realtek onboard sound, latest drivers
Abit KN8 v1.1 nForce 4 motherboard, latest drivers/ bios
120 mb HDD
I am really at a lost as what to do. The game ran fine and now without warning doesn't even start. Load, black screen for 1/2 second, crash to desktop with no error.